Training Opportunities for Educators
Activities are posted in the language(s) in which they are offered.
We welcome suggestions for additional Canadian-based training opportunities related to conservation, biodiversity and environmental education from employees and members of Canadian botanical gardens, arboreta, museums and related institutions or from Canadian educators. Please contact us (email@example.com).
Nature Interpretation On-line
Program summary: An exploration of communication and experiential learning theories and their application to natural history interpretation and environmental education program design.
Program objective: Students will develop and present interpretive materials and a program within the context of the existing nature interpretation program.
Details: Distance Education, on-line, university credit course.
Recommended by: Laurel McIvor
Project Wild/ Focus on Forests Workshops
Program summary: Project Wild and Focus on Forests are conservation education programs to assist learners in developing the awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment needed to make informed decisions and to take constructive action for wildlife, habitat, and the environment. Workshops include participation in Project WILD & Focus on Forests activities, information about wildlife conservation, and plans for using activities with a wide range of students.
Program objective: Participants gain the experience needed to use Project WILD and Focus on Forests with youth and to integrate program materials and activities into their own teaching.
Details: Project WILD and Focus on Forests are offered through six-to eight-hour training sessions; participants receive activity guides.
Recommended by: Laurel McIvor
Interpretation Canada's National Training Program
Program summary: Interpretation Canada offers two basic interpretive training modules covering a range of topics such as. program planning, effective communication to different audiences, illustrated talks, guided walks, spontaneous and roving interpretation and prop talks and demonstrations.
Program objective: To provide interpretive training to effectively communicate more than just the basic knowledge of an organisation and facts about natural or cultural history.
Details: Training modules are presented by qualified IC Trainers in various regions across Canada. IC Trainers can be contacted for private training at a time and location convenient for your participants, they can set up training through a host organisation, or they can provide in-house training.
International Diploma in Botanic Garden Education
BGCI and RBG Kew offer an international diploma course in education for botanic garden staff. Participants will learn education skills and strategies to get their message across effectively to varied audiences. The emphasis is on interactive learning.
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